It’s Christmas season and this year, you can celebrate it the Mariah Carey way.
Photo and video-sharing social networking site Instagram has teamed up with the Carey to create a custom Instagram Stories filter.
The filter features snowflakes and jingle bells and is accompanied by the song’s choir singing the line, “All I want for Christmas is you”. When the video reaches, the “you” part, it will zoom in on the object of your desire – whether you, a friend or an object of interest.
Speaking about the filter, Carey said:
“I love watching people be creative with filters on Instagram, so it only made sense to have my very own filter for Christmas!”
Here is how to get the Mariah Carey Christmas filter on Instagram:
1. Open your Instagram Stories camera in the app and swipe along to get to the snowflake icon
2. Line up your subject and tap to begin recording – the effect will automatically zoom in on what you want when Mariah sings “you” in the chorus
3. Be sure to save the video and you can share it on Stories or in Direct
Mariah Carey released “All I Want For Christmas” on October 29, 1994, as the lead single from her fourth studio album and a first holiday album, Merry Christmas. The song remains Carey’s biggest international success and is the 12th best-selling single of all time, as well as the best selling Christmas single by a female artist overall.
Recently, the song set three Guinness World Records; the highest-charting holiday (Christmas/New Year) song on the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 by a solo artist, most-streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours by a female artist and record for most weeks in the U.K. singles Top 10 chart for a Christmas song at 20 weeks.